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In Times of Trouble – Vanir

I’ve been appalled and horrified, but not necessarily surprised, by the events this past weekend in Charlottesville. It’s as if the general public is waking up to the insidious destructive nature of white supremacy here in the US. I feel like it’s a drum I’ve been beating for several years now, and many other Heathens […]

via Words from the Vanir: In times of trouble… — Silver and Gold

In particular, focus on the words from Njord and take time to rest.  Rest is a Weapon.

I have felt like I saw this coming five years ago and spent over a year shouting into the wind.  Rest if you need to.

The modern connection between Nazi symbols and the Confederacy

“At the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend, marchers carried Confederate and Nazi flags side by side, protesting plans to remove Confederate statues from the city’s Emancipation Park. That would have surprised Southerners not that long ago. While both the Confederacy and Nazi Germany waged wars to defend white supremacy, those two symbols were mostly kept apart for decades after World War II. How those two symbols of white supremacy have come to overlap tells us a great deal about how white racist extremism developed – and where it might go.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/14/confederate-flags-and-nazi-swastikas-together-thats-new-heres-what-it-means/?utm_term=.297807a6cd03&wpisrc=nl_politics-pm&wpmm=1

The very short answer appears to be: David Duke.

Hunting Racists on Twitter

A useful tool for social media.

Torch Wielding Nazis at UVA

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/08/12/torch-white-nationalist-charlottesville-virginia-uva-nazi-slogan/23075445/

A group of white nationalists sparked outrage on a college campus in Virginia on Friday after the marched with torches across campus while chanting Nazi expressions.

The demonstrators marched on the campus grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville late Friday as precursor to a Saturday protest planned to publicly oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

SEE MORE: Charlottesville braces for influx of white nationalists

Marches could be heard chanting slogans including “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us.” Others could be heard chanting “blood and soil,” a well-known Nazi rallying cry. Police eventually declared the protest an unlawful assembly and both protesters and counter protesters reported being pepper sprayed.

 

My response: “Yes, in time, we will. My ancestors fought men like you and I honor them and my oaths.”

Other articles:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fights-in-advance-of-saturday-protest-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/155fb636-7f13-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?tid=ss_fb-bottom&utm_term=.d5ab75addf56

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/08/12/us/charlottesville-white-nationalists-rally/index.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40909547?SThisFB

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40912509?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

Two men and hippopotami

An article that has nothing to do with my normal topics but is a fascinating historical look at two men connected through their lives by war, intrigue and the hippopotamus.

https://magazine.atavist.com/american-hippopotamus

It is a story I had never heard that is, nevertheless, fascinating.

On the value of historical context

And understanding how hitting people works…

https://sesquiotic.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/turn-the-other-cheek/

This misunderstanding affects those of us raised in a Christian culture as well.  Turning the left cheek, carrying a pack too far were very legal and somewhat passive ways of saying “FUCK YOU!” to an occupier.